Test your skills at running a business in this ultimate business simulation!
Meet the winner of the JA Titan Challenge, sponsored by Franklin Templeton!
We’re delighted to announce the winner of our 2020 Sprint JA Titan Challenge, sponsored by Franklin Templeton.
Well done to Jerry Wu – a grade 10 student from Markville Secondary School. Jerry competed against 233 high school students from 13 schools across Central Ontario and ended up with a winning score of 939. Jerry will receive a $500 post-secondary scholarship.
“Congratulations on winning the 2020 Franklin Templeton Titan Challenge! Your business strategy and calculated management decisions were put to the test against over 13 other secondary school students and the results showed that you became the CEO of the most profitable business!” says Duane Green, President & CEO at Franklin Templeton Canada.
“Although the challenge has ended, we encourage you to apply what you learned from this competition to the decisions you make in your daily life and future career – doing this can make a difference in your community and can also help you build a career. Franklin Templeton is delighted to sponsor the JA Titan Challenge and work with a fantastic organization like Junior Achievement of Central Ontario.”
Thank you to everyone who participated in the JA Titan Challenge – this is an amazing achievement and you’ve made us all proud!
How it Works
Students from high schools across Central Ontario are invited to participate in an online competition that will run from Monday, May 11th – Friday May 22nd.
The Titan Challenge games will be set with the same variables and level of difficulty and each student will play the same number of quarters. The student with the highest Performance Index (PI) Score at the end of the competition will be awarded a $500 post-secondary scholarship and the title of JA Titan Challenge Champion. The schedule is outlined below.
Before the Competition (April 27th– May 8th)
JA will provide teachers with logins for the student participants and any additional information needed to compete in the challenge.
Learning about Titan
Students will review the Franklin Templeton welcome video (above).
Franklin Templeton experts also recently hosted a live Q&A with students to answer their questions. You can watch a recording of the Q&A below.
Students can practice for the Titan Competition by visiting http://titan.ja.org/
Learn more about this practice round here.
NoteThis is a different link to the actual competition link. Please use this only to practice for the challenge.
Game Explanation and Strategies
Students can also watch the following videos:
During the Competition
Starting May 11th
Students will login to the competition site and review the game site, decide on a strategy and submit 1st quarter business plan decisions.
Note: please use Firefox or Chrome. If you receive the error code “fatal error” please refresh your browser.
May 11th – 22nd
Students will have between 8am and 4pm each day to submit their business plan decisions. The quarter will open at 8am and will close at 4pm at the end of each day. Please note that we can not delay the game or revert a quarter if students miss the 4pm deadline each day.
Over the long weekend (May 16th -18th), students are required to input one decision on any of the 3 days.
The competition will close at 4pm.
The student with the highest PI score from all schools will be announced as the winner and scholarships will be awarded.
Competition Guidelines & Rules
To be eligible for scholarships and the title JA Titan Champions players must follow the guidelines and rules below.
- Students must compete individually – not in teams. Note that inactive games will auto-play.
- Students can bankrupt during the game which means they are unable to continue competing and cannot log-in with a different username.
- The competition will open at 8am on Monday May 11th
- Students will have the opportunity to submit plans once per day May 11th to May 22nd (with the exception of the weekend).
- All plans must be submitted by 4pm each day. Quarters will not be reverted to accommodate missed submissions.
- Competition will close at 4pm on Friday May 22nd. The Leader board and winning student will be announced on Monday May 25th via participating teachers.
- $500 in post-secondary scholarships will be presented to the student with the top PI score amongst all schools. Date and time tbc.
- To ensure a fair competition, students participating in the Titan Challenge must play independently and be solely responsible for the decisions and game play during the competition. Students may ask for advice in advance of the competition during the learning phase but are to be solely responsible for their decisions during the Challenge from May 11th – 22nd 2020.
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